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CITY OF ATASCADERO
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

Regular Meeting
May 5th ,2009

Atascadero City Hall Annex
6907 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93423

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 CALL TO ORDER

 Pledge of Allegiance

 Roll Call: Chairperson Jack

              Vice Chairperson Moreno

              Commissioner Bentz

              Commissioner Colamarino

              Commissioner Schmidt

              Commissioner Sturtevant

              Commissioner Ward


APPROVAL OF AGENDA


 PUBLIC COMMENT

(This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Commission on any matter not on this agenda and over which the Commission has jurisdiction. Speakers are limited to three minutes. Please state your name and address for the record before making your presentation. The Commission may take action to direct the staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.)



 PLANNING COMMISSION BUSINESS


 CONSENT CALENDAR

 Motion and Vote

(All items on the consent calendar are considered to be routine and non-controversial by City Staff and will be approved by one motion if no member of the Commission or public wishes to comment or ask questions.)



1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING ON APRIL 7, 2009.


 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STAFF REPORTS


PUBLIC HEARINGS


DISCLOSURE OF EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS:

Prior to a project hearing Planning Commission Members must disclose any communications they have had on any quasi-judicial agenda items. This includes, but is not limited to, Tentative Subdivision Maps, Parcel Maps, Variances, Conditional Use Permits, and Planned Development Permits. This does not disqualify the Planning Commission Member from participating and voting on the matter, but gives the public and applicant an opportunity to comment on the ex parte communication.

(For each of the following items, the public will be given an opportunity to speak. After a staff report, the Chair will open the public hearing and invite the applicant or applicant’s representative to make any comments. Members of the public will be invited to provide testimony to the Commission following the applicant. Speakers should state their name and address for the record and can address the Commission for three minutes. After all public comments have been received, the public hearing will be closed, and the Commission will discuss the item and take appropriate action(s).)



2.  PLN 2006-1137, AMENDMENT TO PRECISE PLAN AT 10900 VISTA ROAD

 Motion and  Vote 
Property Owner/Applicant:

Larry and Ann Mathews, 5952 Bellingham Dr., Castro Valley, CA 94552

Project Title:

PLN 2006-1137, Amendment to Precise Plan at 10900 Vista Road

Project Location:

10900 Vista Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

(San Luis Obispo County) APN 055-161-030Project Description:

On May 15, 2007, the Atascadero Planning Commission approved an Amendment to allow the building envelope that was originally established in 1990 with Tract Map 1382, to be moved to a new location approximately 600 feet west, towards the center of the property. The project included a 4,278 square foot single-family residence on an existing 8.8 acre lot of record. The project plans included 3,610 cubic yards of cut and 3,610 cubic yards of fill, with a maximum cut of 11 feet and maximum fill of 14 feet. The project included 580 lineal feet of retaining wall for a 700 foot long driveway from Vista Road to the building site. Native trees were approved removal, including one 38-inch Live Oak and 9 smaller Live Oaks and Scrub Oaks ranging in size from 4 to 6-inches. At the May 5, 2007 hearing, the Planning Commission certified the Mitigated Negative Declaration which was circulated for the proposed project.

The applicant is currently requesting an Amendment to the original project to eliminate the 580-foot long retaining wall along the driveway from Vista Road to the building site. Eliminating the retaining wall will increase the total amount of cut and fill from 3,610 cubic yards to 5,100 cubic yards. The revised plans identify a maximum cut of 14 feet and a maximum fill of 18 feet. The total site disturbance is proposed to be increased from 0.95 acres to 2.0 acres. A revegetation plan has been submitted to restore the hillside where the additional grading is located. No changes are proposed to the residence or septic system. The Mitigated Negative Declaration has been revised to address the proposed changes. The document must be certified by the Planning Commission in order to approve of the proposed changes.

General Plan Designation: RE Zoning District: RS-PD2

Proposed Environmental Determination:

The original CEQA document prepared for the project was posted from March 29, 2007 to April 17, 2007 and certified by the Planning Commission on May 15, 2007. The 2009 proposed Amendment to Mitigated Negative Declaration 2007-0004 is available for public review from 4/16/09 through 5/5/09 at 6907 El Camino Real, Community Development Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



3.  PLN 2007-1257, AMENDMENT TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND TREE REMOVAL PERMIT AT RIVER PARCEL NEAR WELL #7 AND WELL #4

 Motion and  Vote 
Property Owner/Applicant:

Atascadero Mutual Water Company, PO Box 6075, Atascadero, CA 93423

Project Title:PLN 2007-1257, Amendment to CUP 2007-0221 and TRP 2009-0124Project Location:

River Parcel, Near Well #7 and Well #4 Atascadero, CA 93422

(San Luis Obispo County) APN 049-011-003 Project Description:

On May 6, 2008, the Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit application to construct three (3) water recharge ponds as part of the Atascadero Mutual Water Company’s facilities expansion. The ponds are approximately 250 feet by 440 feet in size in a kidney bean shape. Phase 1 includes the construction of one (1) water recharge pond requiring 22,000 cubic yards of cut. Phase 2 will be constructed only if necessary, and will include the construction of two (2) additional water recharge ponds requiring a total of 32,850 cubic yards of cut. The ponds will be enclosed with a six-foot tall coated chain link fence and a landscape buffer to minimize visual impacts. The excavated fill dirt will be used to create a building pad on the same parcel for upgrades to Well #4. Excess dirt will be stock piled at the Atascadero Mutual Water Company’s property on Sycamore Road. The original Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project was posted on 2/22/08. Comments were received by the public and additional Mitigation Measures were incorporated by the Planning Commission with the May 6, 2008 project approval.

An Amendment to the project is currently being proposed to (a) move Pond 1 approximately 130 feet to the west to provide a 300-foot setback to Well #7, (b) to remove two native Black Walnut trees (21” and 48” DBH), and (c) to amend Mitigation Measure 5.2.d. Based on the previous subsurface archeological studies which have produced negative results for archeological resources, the project archeologist has recommended that additional subsurface testing is not necessary and additional monitoring by cultural resource monitor should not be required unless prehistoric sites are uncovered. The project archeologist shall continue to monitor all ground work. A riparian enhancement plan has been provided for the project and a Stream Alteration Agreement was approved by the Department of Fish and Game on 3/24/09.

General Plan Designation: Public (P) Zoning District: Residential Public (P)

Proposed Environmental Determination:

The original CEQA document prepared for the project was posted from February 22, 2008 to March 22, 2008 and certified by the Planning Commission on May 6, 2008.

The 2009 proposed Amendment to Mitigated Negative Declaration 2008-0004 is available for public review from 4/6/09 through 5/5/09 at 6907 El Camino Real, Community Development Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



 COMMISSIONER COMMENTS AND REPORTS


4.  CONTINUED - DISCUSSION OF PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING PROCEDURES


 DIRECTOR’S REPORT


ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for May 19, 2009, at City Hall, Council Chambers, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

Staff Reports / Attachments
1 - Draft Minutes 4 7 09   114.59 kb.Download
  1 - Draft Minutes of 4-7-09
2 - PLN 2006-1137 - 10900 Vista Road   1.9 mb.Download
  2 - PLN 2006-1137, Amendment to 10900 Vista Road
3 - PLN 2007-1257, River Parcel   2.82 mb.Download
  3 - PLN 2007-1257, River Parcel, AMWC